Here’s how much we spent in Penang on September 2016

We were supposed to leave Malaysia on September 6th and catch a flight to go to Bali. But we decided to extend our stay here until the end of our 3-month visa.

Here’s how much we spent from September 1st to September 30th (30 days):


Only 155MYR (39€) for the night spent in Hotel Sentral view.

In Penang, we worked part-time in a hostel in exchange for free accommodation.

Coworking space


We’re working from our hostel.

Food & drinks

We ate mostly street food and spent 1,054MYR (424€).

Total cost per day: 57MYR (14€)

Grocery store

We bought mostly coffee, tea, snacks, eggs, bread, toothpaste, …

Total cost: 105MYR (26€)

Total cost per day: 3.50MYR (0.87€)


We trekked for 1h20 to get to Monkey Beach (free!) and then we went back by boat for 50MYR. Normally the average price is 40MYR per boat. We got screwed! lol

We spent one evening at Kim Haus for a live show. Entrance fee: 5MYR per person

Total cost: 60MYR (15€)


We used Grab app and the bus for the first time in Penang.

Grab car: 38MYR (9.50€), we used it 3 times.

Bus: 18MYR (4.50€), we used it 4 times.

Total cost: 56MYR (14€)


Laundry: 26MYR (6.50€), this is the price for 2 bags, wash+dry+iron.

Sim card: 42MYR (10.50€)

Post office: 33.60MYR (8.40€), we sent a 500g package to Brazil with tracking record.

Total cost: 266MYR (66€)

Total cost for September

Total cost: 1,696MYR (424€)

Total cost per day: 56.52MYR (14€)

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